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Melvern Lake
Basic information Name: Melvern Lake
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1950
Country: United States
Mass:help 7.75 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 65  (1987)  H5
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  H5
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  H5
Recommended:  H5    [explanation]

This is 1 of 10308 approved meteorites (plus 45 unapproved names) classified as H5.   [show all]
Search for other: H chondrites, H chondrites (type 4-7), Ordinary chondrites, and Ordinary chondrites (type 4-7)
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Writeup from MB 65:
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DISCOVERY OF THE MELVERN LAKE, USA, STONY METEORITE

Name: MELVERN LAKE

Place of find: 1/4 mile N. of Melvern Lake, Osage County , Kansas, USA., in SW 1/4,

Section 32, T17S, R15E.

38°31'30"N., 95°46'50"W

Date of find: October 1, 1950

Class and type: Stone. Olivine-bronzite chondrite (H5). Olivine Fa18.1, pyroxene Fs16.7.

Number of individual

specimens: 1

Total weight: 7746 g

Circumstances of find: Found by Gerald Hammond on his farm.

Source: David Baker, PO. Box 25, Ojo Feliz, New Mexico 87735; E.R.D. Scott and B. Epling, Department of Geology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131, USA.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 65, Meteoritics 22, 157-163 (1987)
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Geography:

United States
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (38° 31' 30"N, 95° 46' 50"W)
     Recommended::   (38° 31' 30"N, 95° 46' 50"W)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 147 approved meteorites from Kansas, United States (plus 1 unapproved name) (plus 1 impact crater)
     This is 1 of 1881 approved meteorites from United States (plus 890 unapproved names) (plus 28 impact craters)
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